24 March 2021
Rumors on Nintendo planning a Switch Pro console have been around for some time now. In fact, the first rumor mill arrived two years back from the WSJ that claimed an enhanced version of the Switch for hardcore gamers was in development and could come out late 2019/early 2020. Well, as we all know that didn’t happen as we are still waiting for that ‘enhanced version.’
Some rumors address this new upgraded console as Switch 2, but it is largely rumored to be the Switch Pro rather.
Now, a new report on this upgraded Nintendo Switch console has surfaced that reveals some of the key things, from the launch date to the possible price and a couple of interesting tidbits.
According to Bloomberg, this upgraded version is likely to launch ahead of Nintendo’s E3 Digital event so that the developers could ready their games and showcase them at the global event. Note that the E3 Digital event will begin on June 12.
Citing the people known about the matter, the report also claims this new console likely to be priced higher than the $299 original model. The release date of the Switch Pro is expected to be September or October. The report claims the assembling of the new model will start as soon as July and the production will only ramp up to a peak in the Q4 quarter.
In the report, it is also stated that the original Nintendo Switch will be phased out. The Switch Lite will continue to be available alongside the upcoming Switch model.
At the moment, no details on its specifications are available nor do we have any idea of its appearance. We believe if the report is true, we might learn more about this enhanced Switch console in the coming days.